Looking to join a book club?
Take a look at this list of library discussion groups and their upcoming selections! Click on the library name for more information about that particular branch.
Bixby Library - Bixby Adult Book Discussion meets the last Wednesday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: October 25th - Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart. Hart herself will be in attendance!
Bixby Library - Manga for Grownups meets the 2nd Saturday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. DC, Marvel, Manga, and other types of comics. NEXT UP: November 4th- Come discuss your favorites.
Broken Arrow Library - Cover to Cover Adult Book Club meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: November 7th - Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman.
Brookside Library - Brookside Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 1:30-2:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: November 13th - George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl .
Central Library - Central Book Discussion Group meets irregularly at this time. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: Monday, October 30th 4:00-5:00pm - Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
Collinsville Library - Collinsville Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-1:00pm. Variety, though mostly mysteries, suspense, and women's fiction. NEXT UP: November 14th - The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick.
Glenpool Library - Cookbook Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:45pm. Cookbooks - participants try out recipes to bring to meetings. Registration required. Register online or call 918-549-7323. NEXT UP: November 21st - Holiday Side Dishes.
Hardesty Library - The Litwits meet the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. Ages 25 and up. Variety of titles and genres, mostly fiction. NEXT UP: November 1st - World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman.
Helmerich Library - Books People Are Talking About meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month (except June & July), 12:15-1:15pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: November 15th - Theme is "Historical Fiction of Texas and the West" featuring News of the World by Paulette Jiles and The Son by Philipp Meyer.
Helmerich Library - Mainly Mysteries meets the last Tuesday of the month, 6:00-7:15pm. Focuses on mysteries and mystery sub-genres. NEXT UP: October 31st - Theme is "Chillers and Cold Ones" featuring The Lace Reader by Barry Brunonia.
Jenks Library - Jenks Library Book Discussion Group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month (except August), 1:30-2:30pm. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: October 19th - Dracula by Bran Stoker.
Martin Library - Martin Regional Book Discussion Group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10:00-11:00am. Variety of titles and genres. NEXT UP: November 8th - My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall-Smith.
Nathan Hale Library - Reading Across Genres Book Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, 10:30-11:30am. Focuses on genre fiction. NEXT UP: October 24th - Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie.
Schusterman-Benson Library - The Mystery Reader Roundtable meets the 1st Thursday of the month, 2:00-4:00pm. Focuses on mystery genre. NEXT UP: November 2nd - Come discuss your recent reads and favorites.
South Broken Arrow Library - Beyond the Book meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 2:00-3:00pm. Focuses on historical fiction, with some variation. NEXT UP: November 9th - The Dry by Jane Harper.
South Broken Arrow Library - In the Middle meets the last Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30pm. For ages 9-12. Variety of titles and genres in Tween fiction. NEXT UP: October 30th - Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier.
Suburban Acres Library - Sista' Chat Book Club meets every three months, time and date varies. Variety of titles and genres. Call 918-549-7323 for more info on next meeting.
/* Starred Review */ With a knack for conveying robust detail in an economy of straightforward language, Catton (The Rehearsal) untangles a dazzling knot of interwoven lives to explain how the town hermit, Crosbie Wells, wound up dead and the town whore, Anna Wetherell, drugged and disoriented. Her chosen setting—the New Zealand gold rush, and central figure—the fish-out-of-water Walter Moody, contribute to an atmosphere ripe for storytelling. And, from the beginning, this is the heart-pounding sport of the manifold suspects, witnesses, and possible accomplices. The shipping merchant Balfour tells of receiving politician Lauderback's tale of mischief, of involvement with one Lydia Wells...or Carver...or Greenway, she who is supposedly the wife of both the hermit Wells and his purportedly murderous brother, Francis Carver; and she who represents the planetary force of desire. Lauderback's recounting of lascivious involvement with her gives way to the story of the thug Carver overtaking Lauderback's vessel the Godspeed and setting the politician up for a fall, which gives way to an Irish Free Methodist minister overhearing the divulgence and adding his bit: he attended to both the whore and the deceased hermit. His story opens onto another, which inspires another, and so forth. With a calculated old-world syntax by which the tamest of swear words are truncated, Catton artfully restrains her verse, and she occasionally breaks the fourth wall—reminding readers that this story is about, above all things, the excitement of storytelling. (Publishers Weekly)